Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine - An At Ease Dental Experience!
Dr. Nelson is experienced in all types of dentistry, from general to cosmetic and restorative. And for those who feel anxious about dental work, he also provides relaxation dentistry. With a skilled and friendly team to assist him, Dr. Nelson can take care of all of your dental needs, from regular cleanings and minor dental work on a small cavity to a full reconstruction. He is an expert in laser dentistry, cosmetic smile makeovers and implant reconstruction. Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine is equipped with the newest advances in dental technology to provide the very best care possible.
Dr. Nelson earned his bachelor of science summa cum laude from Rutgers University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania, but he continuously works on expanding his education in order to stay on top of new advances in his field and sharpen his expertise in all fields related to dentistry including dental sleep medicine. Dr. Nelson has trained with some of the world’s most prominent cosmetic dentists, and has earned his certificate in hard and soft tissue lasers, Six Month Smiles®, Nobelpharma implant restorations and oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Smile Makeovers and Comprehensive Dental Care for a More Confident You!
Priding himself on Smile Makeovers, which can be performed in as little as two visits, Dr. Nelson is able to help you have a natural, beautiful smile. If you have misshapen teeth, gaps or discoloration - a Smile Makeover by Dr. Nelson can help you achieve a smile that makes your proud and confident. Erin loved her results, sharing, “I have never felt as comfortable about smiling as I do today. The veneers were the best thing I have ever done in my life. I wish I had done it sooner. My self esteem and confidence have risen to new levels thanks to the artistic hand of Dr. Nelson.”
Dr. Nelson strives to give patients a reason to appreciate and value his services. Patients love his straightforward, honest and professional attitude along with the superb knowledge and skill he brings to his practice.
Satisfied patient, Steven Z., Ph.D. says, “A local Clinical Psychologist in Tampa, my family and I have been patients of Dr. Nelson's for more than 25+ years. During that time we have undergone the many dental procedures that come with maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums. By cooperating and working with Dr. Nelson we have avoided any dental emergencies. He and his staff attend to you with their "state of the art" diagnostic equipment. It appears to me that Dr. Nelson frequently upgrades to the most current diagnostic tools. The office just has a "cutting edge" feel to it as you sit in the chair surrounded by staff I know have been with Dr. Nelson for years and years. Whenever asked, I unhesitatingly recommend Dr. Nelson and his staff to friends and colleagues. No one has ever been disappointed by his professional services.If your dental health is an important priority, Dr. Nelson will be there. He provides a depth of clinical experience and a long-term team of clinical staff, in a modern, fully equipped facility. I see that this office provides, what for us has been, a lifetime of top-notch dental care. This doctors office is professionally maintained. It is " top-notch" and alive with healthy energy. We look forward to continuing under Dr. Nelson’s care in the foreseeable future. Recommended without reservation.”
Sleep Apnea Treatment for a More Rested and Healthier You!
Dr. Nelson’s unique expertise in dental sleep medicine has helped many patients to live a better life due to getting better quality sleep. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or have been told by your sleeping partner that you snore badly and/or stop breathing for seconds at a time, Dr. Nelson may be able to help.
Dr. Nelson’s accomplishments in Dental Sleep Medicine have been impressive. He served on the education committee of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for three years and co-authored educational material for other dentists. He has also achieved board certified diplomate status in three separate organizations: The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, The American Sleep & Breathing Academy and The American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. All of these required passing rigorous examinations and presenting successful cases. His office was the first fully accredited facility by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the entire state of Florida and he has helped several hundred patients who could not or would not wear CPAP breathe easier at night.
Dental Sleep Medicine is a growing part of dentistry with a focus on managing snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy (OAT). Over 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Apnea literally means “without breath,” and throughout the night sleep apnea sufferers may experience a cutoff of airflow with rapidly falling oxygen levels. This is not conducive to a good night’s rest, but more than that, sleep apnea can be dangerous for your overall health. Traditionally, the treatment for sleep apnea was a CPAP machine or surgery, but many people don’t want to go to such uncomfortable or drastic measures to correct their sleep disorder.
Dr. Nelson provides an alternative to CPAP therapy and surgery with OAT, which provides the patient with a custom-fitted oral appliance that fits over the upper and lower teeth, advancing the jaw to keep the airway open.
One of his patients shares,“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a few years ago. The machine and mask had not been working well for me, and I became frustrated. I researched for other alternatives and found that Dr. Nelson has been treating sleep apnea patients with a mouth appliance for years with great success. I have been a patient now for more than a year and I absolutely recommend Dr. Nelson and his staff. They are fabulous and work very closely with their patients to make this process a success. No more machine, mask or cords. A simple mouth appliance for comfort and it's also easy for traveling. I sleep much better and with comfort.”
Dr. Nelson is a member of the following: American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. In addition to practicing comprehensive dentistry at its finest, Dr. Nelson serves as a professional consultant to the dental industry and has discussed advances in modern dentistry on television networks, including WFLA (NBC), WTVT (FOX), and WTOG (UPN).
Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine is the right choice for patients looking for quality dental care provided by a dentist who stays at the forefront of his field. The rave reviews from his existing patients suggest that you will love Dr. Nelson and his team.
Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine is located at 1928 Highland Oaks Boulevard in Lutz, two miles west of Tampa Premium Outlets on Hwy 54. Most dental insurance plans are accepted and for patients seeking dental sleep medicine, Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine works with most major medical insurance plans and Medicare. Office Hours are Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.